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Shares of CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the company, American Banking and Market News reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.58.

Shares of CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) traded up 0.35% on Tuesday, hitting $8.70. The stock had a trading volume of 450,237 shares. CYS Investments has a 52-week low of $6.74 and a 52-week high of $11.91. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $8.54 and its 200-day moving average is $8.22. The company’s market cap is $1.410 billion.

CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) last released its earnings data on Monday, April 21st. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $80.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $91.55 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. CYS Investments’s revenue was down 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

In other CYS Investments news, CEO Kevin Grant sold 44,154 shares of CYS Investments stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, May 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.56, for a total value of $377,958.24. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 561,781 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,808,845. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CYS shares. Analysts at Nomura raised their price target on shares of CYS Investments from $9.00 to $9.50 in a research note on Monday. Separately, analysts at Compass Point downgraded shares of CYS Investments from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, March 24th. They now have a $9.50 price target on the stock, down previously from $10.00. Finally, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of CYS Investments from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 12th. They now have a $8.80 price target on the stock.

CYS Investments, Inc is a specialty finance company created with the objective of achieving consistent risk-adjusted investment income.

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